“The arts are one of the most powerful ways to build bridges among people from all over the world. has great potential to reach, inform, and mobilize people to make a difference for women’s and children’s health.”-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and around the world, people, communities, and organizations are honoring women and raising awareness of women’s issues through various events and gatherings.

Well we know not everyone can leave their daily responsibilities so we’re bringing our “Remix for Maternal Health” event to YOU. houses a “remixer” which allows you to make your own video from your computer, for free. is a community of renowned artists from around the world who have decided to use our music, film/video, poetry and photography to raise awareness about women’s health - in particular maternal health.  Around the world over 350,000 women die needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth.  Of all the goals of the UN in improving people’s health and well-being by 2015, maternal health is the one most lagging in progress.

Please join us tomorrow - meet our new contributing artists (you’ll be pleasantly surprised) and make your own video that you can share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social medias.

For you artists out there, we’ll also be posting a call for creative content here tomorrow as well. 

Thanks and looking forward to your “creative activism” tomorrow!!!


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Welcome to the official tumblr page for! harnesses the power of social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal health and reach MDG #5 by 2015.

Co-founded by Emmy-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell and Grammy-winning singer Maya Azucena, was conceptualized and inspired by the growing interest in social media and the desire to have a creative platform that encouraged a local/global dialogue aroundmaternal health. includes creative content by world-renowned musicians, poets, filmmakers and photographers. The site features a “remixer” that can be used to create short videos using a library of music tracks, spoken word, film and photos supplied by renowned mixed media artists from South Africa, Sri Lanka, Honduras, Brazil, Thailand, Pakistan and other countries. is a project of Governess Films and is sponsored by Reality Digital, EngenderHealth, UNFPA, Ipas and Women Deliver.

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